MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management systems, is now offering a video-based driver monitoring application in the U.S. called MiX Vision.
Integrated with MiX’s onboard computer and web-based fleet management platform, MiX Vision maintains a rolling 72 hours of footage per vehicle and automatically adds links to video clips within driver safety scoring reports.
As an enhancement to MiX Telematics’s fleet management system, the company says the new offering can help fleets:
– Make more informed decisions around incidents involving their drivers;
– Identify drivers who may need additional coaching and training;
– Prevent crashes and ultimately reduce their insurance rates.
According to the FMCSA, in 2013 (latest figures available), there were 389,000 large truck and bus crashes in the U.S., and 3,806 of these resulted in at least one fatality. The estimated total cost of these crashes: $103 billion.
Using video footage captured with in-vehicle cameras, MiX Vision delivers front-facing and cab-facing video, with sound, allowing for visual clarity at the time of an event. The video from MiX Vision can be retrieved from any 2:30-minute segment when needed so fleet managers can view what happened before an event occurred – for instance, was the driver momentarily distracted, or did another vehicle swerve into the truck’s path?
MiX Vision videos can be viewed alongside a timeline within MiX Fleet Manager, adding context to incident scenarios. Video segments related to any in-cab event are automatically added to drivers’ RAG (Red, Amber, Green) reports which highlight driving events that affect fleet safety and efficiency. The data is also used to implement more targeted driver training programs, supporting drivers in learning how they can improve their driving style.
“MiX Vision has proven to be a very popular offering for MiX Telematics around the globe, and we have now brought it to the U.S.,” said Skip Kinford, president and CEO of MiX Telematics Americas. “U.S. customers are extremely safety conscious, and those who have seen the MiX Vision product are eager to roll it out to their fleets, not only to help improve safety but also to reduce their liability position on frivolous claims. It’s an important element of a company’s overall safety and fleet management strategy.”